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nosotros la esposa de gerardo hernandez que murió en medio del tiroteo de los Ángeles , el autor podría enfrentar una petición de pena de muerte por las autoridades, vamos con los últimos detalles. >> gerardo hernandez, el oficial habría cumplido 40 años de edad este año aseguró ana, su viuda. >> indicó que su esposo que falleció ayer, cuando antony (...) ataco a varios agentes en el aeropuerto de los Ángeles siempre iba a trabajar a gustó , que era una persona sonriente y se sentía orgulloso de ayudar a la gente. >> siempre trataba de ayudar a la gente. >> autoridades presentó cargos federales contra el presunto reponsable y por disparar un arma dentro del aeropuerto , con cadena perpetua. >> creen que alguien llevó al aeropuerto al acusado , hoy miles de viajeros trataban de llegar a sus destinos y otros volvieron por sus pertenencias, reyna no pudo recoger sus maletas. >> llegamos a las nueve y treinta y no pudimos salir yu no pujdimos recogrer las maletas hoy y volvemos hoy pero tampoco. >> según autoridades algunos vuelos programados para salir de aquí entre ayer y
ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
gerardo hernandez appeared at the airport to remember the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. in los angeles, carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: moments ago, federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on t.s.a. officers at l.a. international airport carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten that we found from the defendant that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of it, say officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> i just want to go home to hug my wife. >> reporter: paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyo
-old officer identified as gerardo hernandez was killed. the gunman has been identified. >> he's 23 years of age and a u.s. citizen, formerly a resident of new jersey. we're currently investigating his background and more about him. >> reporter: the incident raised questions about seconals the inside the airport. hundreds of flights to and from lax were affected throughout friday. hours after the incident many passengers remain frustrated. >> we were on the tarmac for five hours. first they moved us to international and then they said there was buses to take us off. >> reporter: we're hearing from sources that he was sending rambling text messages to his family members in new jersey complaining about his life here in l. a. the tsa individual who lost his life would have turned fort next week. >> the suspect's house in new jersey is believed to be the family home of this 23-year- old. there's reports his father had called the local police chief saying another family member had received a text suggesting he might take his own life. police began an investigation, but because he was over 21
paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott green watched it happen. >> he had the gun down like this, so he saw him on the ground and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bay spotted the gunman as he made his way to the gates. >> i thought he was a random passenger, very calm, stoic faced, got closer and turned a bit and saw the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i high tailed it and ran. >> so you were surprised -- >> that he made it all the way to the gate. >> that no one stopped. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah. >> reporter: l.a.x. police chief patrick gannon says he moved armed officers from behind the checkpoint to a more visible low indication in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment exactly when i would hoped they would be? no, it didn't happen in this case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting, but witnesses wonder why they weren't there to begin with. >> i didn't make sense to me. i thought that guy had a gun and no one was this to stop him. >> ciancia is still in the hospital unr
against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came
agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he proceeded up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appeared to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot
into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through, we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence we are kimming. >> if convicted -- we are going through. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the death penalty. >> not everyone is on boar
of the attorney general of the united states whether or not to seek the death enemy this case. >> gerardo hernandez, the first tsa officer to die in the line of duty. >> he took pride in his work. >> ciancia's actions baffle everyone. tonight this lights will burn tsa blue in honor of the tsa fallen officer. >> you can keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. >>> a north bay man says the sonoma county deputy who shoot and called boy recently pulled a gun on him at a traffic stop. cornell bernard is live with the details. reporter: the memorial to andy lopez continues to grow here on moreland avenue. people continue to file by, paying their respects. one man says he had a scary constant front addition with the very same deputy who fired on andy lopez. >> i did not do anything to justify ever having a weapon pulled on me. >> he can't forget a day in august when he was driving to work on highway 101 some was stopped for not using his blinker on a lane change. he says the sonoma ya county dep tip made the -- who made the stop seem agitated. >> i loo
entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they were
officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. agents tony grigsby and james speer shown here were both wounded. as was teacher brian ludmer. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal, before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him to gain motives into the shooting. >>> the head coach of the nfl houston texans gary kubiak is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as kubiak walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. houston's general manager told nbc, that kubiak was lig light-headed and dizzy. he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital but did not have a heart attack. >>> denver broncos head coach john fox felt dizzy playing golf saturday. after testing at a hospital, fox underwent surgery to replace a heart valve and is expected out a few weeks. >>> a bomb threat prompts a two-hour evacuation at a major southern airport. an employee at birmingham's international airport found a note in a bathroom on saturday. bomb squads swept t
of gerardo hernandez. he is the tsa officer killed friday in the los angeles shooting. the suspect, paul ciancia, reportedly told police he acted alone. he has been charged with murdering a federal officer. he could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> birmingham is back open this morning after a bomb threat. an employee found a note containing the threat in a bathroom. bomb squad technicians searched the facility and police confirmed nothing was found. flights were diverted or delayed during the two hour shutdown. >>> the trial of egyptian president mome mohammed morsi was adjourned the first day of the trial because of the defendant chanting. egypt's official news agency says morris say arrived by helicopter at a police academy. he is be being charged with incitement of violence and murder. he was previously being held in an unknown military location. >>> well the president is going to hit the road this week and trying to improve the image of his healthcare plan. he is going to meet with volunteers in dallas. >> this comes as 55% of americans say they now have enough information to
of investigation says paul ciancia shot gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint, went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing hip. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaints says paul ciancia used a smith and weeson assault rifle, carried five hay capacity magazines and wounded three police officers. >> the federal bureau of investigation will build a full profile of sooeps , and what -- paul ciancia, and what brought hill to this point. he was raised in this house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions of where he got the gun, why he targeted officers and whether he as mentally stable. >> there's a host of surveillance video that we are going through. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining that will take time. >> if connected paul ciancia faces life in prison or the death penalty. . >>> meanwhile t.s.a. agent gerardo
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
, abc7 news. >> here's what we know about the officer who was killed. his name is gerardo hernandez. he's 39-year-old. he works a behavior detection officer and his job was to identify possible terrorists. he had recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. who is the shooter? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is if someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l.a.p.d. officers went to his apartment and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left, but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy
and i was justified like everybody else was. >> gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them, and i pray that the lord would give them peace and strength to go through this. >> the head of the tsa will arrive here later on today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father in new jersey told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written they had some concern about it and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> his former roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward lawrence wjz eyewitness news. >> and stay with wjz for the very latest on the l.a.x. shooting. for instant updates anytime log on to cbsbaltimore
angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pensville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother, and the way it was written, they had concern about it. that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shot rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simo
as gerardo hernandez. worked at the airport for five years. father of two. described by co-workers as a great guy. it really has come as a shock to the tsa. flags across the city are flown at half mast. he's asking fellow police officers to wear black band as a sign of respect. across the city, people very surprised about this attack. it's only the second attack in ten years we've seen at lax. uma, back to you. >> just a dramatic story. dominick, thank you very much. turning now to other news. one of the world's most wanted terrorist with a $5 million bounty is reportedly dead. they're saying the leader of the pakistani taliban has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. u.s. officials are not confirming that just yet. he's believed to be the mastermind of a deadly suicide attack at an afghan cia base and the times square bombing. his death would be a major blow to that terror group at a time when pakistan is starting up peace talks with insurgents there. coming up later in the hour, we'll look at the impact of his death and what it means for the u.s. war on terror with fox news strategic analyst
ciancia went up the elevators, came down, shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing him. >> he was a wonderful husband, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken, and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle, carried five heavy capacity magazines, and wounded two police officers and a civilian in addition to killing gerardo i. hernandez. the federal bureau of investigation will build a profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles about 18 months. unanswered - where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through. we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in the case that we are examining. that will take time. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the possibility of the death penalty. >> and what is next for the fbi in their investigation? >> they'll be goi
was tsa officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her a husband. the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken. >> more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights at lax, many passengers remained stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyor. i heard the shots so we all took off running. you can still hear shots going on. >> police say 23-year-old paul cianci a shot his way through security checkpoint killing hernandes and wounding two others. dr. bruce wright was by the x- ray machine. >> you are taking off your shoes and you started to run barefoot. >> yeah. >> that's when he slipped and injured his leg. >> the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the food court. police chief patrick gannon praised his officers and reassure travelers. passengers notice a difference today. >> we are supplemented by a number of lapd officers also here with
gerardo hernandez was killed and two others were wounded by the gunman. investigators now know how the crime happened but not why. >> abc news has the latest from lax. >> reporter: investigators say the 23-year-old paul ciancia walked up to the check point, pulled out a assault rifle and shot the officer at point blank range. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he realized hernandez was still moving the fbi says ciancia returned, killing him, and wounded two more officers and a teacher. >> he saw the gunman. he felt his leg go, turn into jelly. >> police shot ciancia four times, discovering a hand written note describing how he wanted to instill fear on your traitorus minds. which is detailed further on cnn >> he said if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished >> paul is their son, and brother. we'll continue to love and care for him. >> reporter: detectives combed through his southern california apartment and other residences, trying to determine what set him off. classmates describe him as a loner. a former roommate says he was a nice guy. >> goi
pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point. >> i'm nervous. honestly, since 9/11 air travels edgier than it used to be. >> investigators say ciancia told them he acted alone. >> today for the first time we're hearing from someone who knowing paul ciancia. her voice and identity is disguised but she explains what the suspected gunman was doing in the days before the shooting. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. he said he was going back home, his dad was sick and that he had to deal with family issues. he mentioned what day he
decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he was dropped off at the airport and then shot gerardo hernandez point blank. he is the first tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. even as he sprayed bullets from his assault bullet rifle throughout the, few were injured, airport police chief -- >> we were so lucky. >> in all honesty this could have been much, much worse. >> in his hometown of pen field, new jersey many are asking why. but so far there are no answers. >> josh pagan was a former neighbor. >> he was a friendly guy and there had to be something horrific to go on for him to do something like that. >> he is charged with murder ago federal officer while on duty and could face the death penalty, and authorities are saying little about the person who dropped him off at lax. as for those thousands of passengers stranded by friday's shooting, they are finally on their way. for sunday morning, this is carter evans in los angeles. >> osgood: secretary of state john kerry made unannounced the visit to egypt this morning, his stop in cairo comes one day before elected then oust
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasing his picture over night. paul ciancia, a 23-year-old l.a. resident, whom authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three early friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in terminal three. >> reporter: witnesses describe a chaotic scene, saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint. as police raced in, he made it all the way to the back of the terminal, near the departure gates. passengers ducked for cover. some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn, yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> everybody on the floor. on the floor, now. >> reporter: and after people ran as fast as they could -- >> go, go. >> reporter: the panic and lockdown that followed blocked ambulances from getting close, causing rescuers to race hundreds of yards to get
killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer who died was gerardo hernandez, he was 39 and the first tsa agent ever killed in the line of duty. >> the tsa officer got up and went to work this morning and was not going to go home to their family. >> hernandez leaves behind two sons. he had just transferred here from montana recently. law enforcement sources say the alleged shooter left behind a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa and he expected to die out here in an airport shootout. live in los angeles, abc7 news. cat tee? katie. >> we understand tsa officials are going to visit with the victims' families today. what can you tell us about that? >> that's right. tsa administrator is expected to fly out here from washington, d.c. he is expected to meet with the family of that officer who was killed and also those wounded in the shooting yesterday. >> live at l.a.x. for us this morning. thank you. a big gun show this weekend will be the first since grcher brown vetoed a bill. the show is even more controversial with yesterday's shooting at l.a.x. vic lee wit
gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. >>> while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this mornin
was dropped off at the airport and then shot gerardo hernandez point blank. he is the first tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. even as he sprayed bullets from his assault bullet rifle throughout the, few were injured, airport police chief -- >> we were so lucky. >> in all honesty this could have been much, much worse. >> in his hometown of pen field, new jersey many are asking why. but so far there are no answers. >> josh pagan was a former neighbor. >> he was a friendly guy and there had to be something horrific to go on for him to do something like that. >> he is charged with murder ago federal officer while on duty and could face the death penalty, and authorities are saying little about the person who dropped him off at lax. as for those thousands of passengers stranded by friday's shooting, they are finally on their way. for sunday morning, this is carter evans in los angeles. >> osgood: secretary of state john kerry made unannounced the visit to egypt this morning, his stop in cairo comes one day before elected then ousted morsi goes on trial for inciting violence. >> osgood:
of gerardo hernandez, father of two -- in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside of their home. >> i'm truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> those iconic pillars of light, the symbols of l.a.x., are lit tsa blue in his honor. things are now back to normal here at terminal three, ciancia is in a hospital bed a few miles away said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he remains consciousness, he will face criminal charges that could carry the death penalty. david wright, abc news, l.a.x. >> so hard to wrap your mind around this, he clearly had strong anti-government views, dressed in military fatigues. had a handwritten note. talked about wanting to kill tsa and pigs and said in the note the tsa violated his rights with searches. >> we are learning so much more about him and his background. he apparently sent a text message to his little brother who lives in new jersey saying he was thinking of suicide. this is how the whole thing got kick-started. the brother reached out to authorities in the l.a. area. the autho
-old hernz r the first -- gerardo i. hernandez, the first tsa agent to die undertaining k his duty. >> he was a great guy, he was proud of his son that played football, how big his son was, and his daughter. >> the man police say was the shooter, 23-year-old paul ciancia from pennsville new jersey is in critical continue in a los angeles hospital. a law enforcement official saying paul ciancia had a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill tsa employees. >> his family called police in los angeles looking for help after receiving a message from their son saying he was going to hurt himself. >> we followed up doing a wellbeing check. he was not home. lapd advised me they'd contact us as soon as they made contact to alert the family that he was okay. i discovered from the ap that paul was the suspect. >> jonathan, we expect to hear from the federal bureau of investigation in less than an hour. they've been sparing with details over the last 24 hours. we don't know what they'll say. obviously they are investigating the background of the shooter and why this happened. >> do we have any idea of
killing tsa agent gerardo i. hernandez, and wounding several others, and shutting down operations at lax. police identified the suspect as 23-year-old paul ciancia. >> pakistan summoned the american ambassador after a drone strike killed a top taliban leader, hakimullah mehsud and three others were kill. he was suspected of planning an attack that killed seven c.i.a. workers at a u.s. base in afghanistan. pakistanis worry the strike could hurt peace talks. >> the pakistani taliban named khan said as its new leader, and he is promising revenge. we have this report. >> this is the taliban new leader, khan said. he is in his mid 30s. he was appointed by a taliban council, securing 43 out of 60 votes. some factions made up of 30 groups are pushing for other candidates to take the top job. khan said is well-known. he is thought to is have planned an attack on a gaol in north-west pakistan that freed nearly 400 prisoners, as well as an attack on an air force base that same year. khan said was a trusted lieutenant of the former leader hakimullah mehsud killed in a drone strike on friday. the in
as much mention is the man who was killed yesterday, the transportation security officer, gerardo i. hernandez, and his wife spoke. really, she was rather elegant and composed when she talked about her husband. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dealer. thank you very much. >> really sad to hear something like that. so the fbi says that they are going to build a full profile of paul ciancia to see exactly what did drive him to do this. he's lived in los angeles about a year and a half, originally from pennsville new jersey. nobody yet has said that there was any signal that he was going to do this or it would happen. >> what happens next in the fbi's investigation? >> they'll go over - you know, where he lives, talking to his friends, his family, electronic communications, where he got the gun, how he got to the airport. we are told he was dropped off. probably the fbi knows who dropped him off. everything from a to b they will go over, including every shell
shot 39-year-old gerardo hernandez at point blank range, left, came back because he saw him moving to shoot him again. hernandez leaves behind two kids and his grieving wife speaking out. >> he was always excited to go to work and enjoyed the interaction with the passengers at l.a.x. he took pride in his duty for the american public and the tsa mission. >> that's what folks said, always smiling. two other tsa agents injured in friday's shooting. they are now home recovering. >>> overnight a shooting on homecoming weekend at a college in north carolina. police say somebody was firing off a gun near a dorm on the campus of north carolina a&t university in greengs bosboro. the university was put on lockdown while they are looking for the shooter. the lockdown is over. luckily, the student that was shot is going to be okay. >>> this story, nothing short of a miracle. a group of eight sky divers and two pilots very lucky to be alive. i mean, shocking story after the two planes that they were in collided 12,000 feet above northwest wisconsin. one of the planes was sent plummeting to eart
. this is the tsa screening area. he continued to shoot, according to a witness. tsa officer gerardo hernandez .as shot from the point where he enters into the point where he gets to that mind, we are asking about overall airport security. do you think things are situated as far as having tsa their? make your thoughts known. dallas, texas is up next, here is ralph. you are on go ahead. i was watching everything, the television, when this was unfolding. do believe the airport security needs to be trained a little bit more. i do believe some of them need to be certified to carry notarms so the stuff does happen again. they mayad been armed have prevented this from the gentleman getting to the food cart area. i will take my answer off air. host: before you leave, do you think more security needs to be done before you get to the point when you walk into the tsa line, as the previous caller put it to? more security might be -- the problem is not more. itthey are not well-trained does not matter how many you have. somebody will do this again. host: do you think about the stuff when you go to fly at the
where he was pursued by police and later taken into custody. the tsa agent is identified as gerardo hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possible motive. he's with us from washington. pete, what can you tell us? >> i can tell you, erica, that federal officials are going through this person's background hoping to find out what led him to take a rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition to the airport. they say paul anthony ciancia, age 23, originally from new jersey, was carrying some radical antigovernment written material they describe as harshly cr
. >> the tsa officer killed was 39-year-old gerardo hernandez, the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty. the head of the agency will meet with his family today. paul anthony ciancia is hospitalized in critical condition reportedly shot four times including in the mouth and leg. investigators are found a note on had him accusing the tsa of violating his rights. >>> the ripple effect of that shooting is being felt across the nation at airports all across the country. we're live at sfo. >> reporter: that shooting investigation is impacting all three bay area airports. here at sfo four are flights to and from lax on virgin merng cancelled this morning. the same airline scrapped two of its flights that were scheduled it to depart from san jose to lax this morning. oakland airport says delta airlines has cancelled two of its flights to lax out of land were land. behind us is the virgin america it ticket counter. all morning it was pretty busy as many pass jerpz trying to find alternate ways to get to their destination. virgin america operates out of terminal three at lax. that's where the sho
gerardo hernandez. but gunfire wasn't over. police say the suspect was on the move. now past security and had hadded through the terminal. >> loading his gun, looked straight at me. i was five feet from him. >> panicked passengers hid in restrooms. others poured onto the tarmac. >> kind of screaming. >> police gave chase. soon, a gun battle. >> airport police officers engaged the suspect, opened fire, wounded him. and took him into custody. >> is he down? >> he is down. >> with at least seven injured and six hospitalized, the wounded were carted to safety. >> you see a man in a wheelchair as well as the tsa agent there covered in blood. his leg has been hit. or at least is bleeding >> tactical teams swept the terminal. rooftops, parking garages and access roads all shut down. later, the all clear. the threat finally over. >> the suspect los angeles resident from new jersey is in custody but police have not released a motive. that remains part of their active investigation inside terminal 3. meantime, all of the other terminals here at l.a.x. are up and running but the ripple effect fr
suspect. we learned about the man who police say he shot and killed yesterday. that is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. he was a tsa agent. in fact, he was the first tsa agent ever shot and killed in the line of duty. he was also the father of two. at the same time we are learning more about the gunman. police say 23-year-old paul ciansio pulled out a rifle and started shooting. >> shooting was on the left-hand side from where we heard the gun shot. it was horrible, you know. it was vietnam all again. >> authorities say it could have been worse. that's because he was found with more than 100 rounds left when he was finally taken into custody. witnesses think he was targeting tsa agents. they say he walked up to them, asked them if they were working for tsa. when he was taken into custody he had a had written note that said he wanted to harm tsa agents. he is from new jersey. apparently earlier in the week he texted his brother in new jersey saying he wanted to try to kill himself. authorities looking into that. he was shot before taken into custody, but he is still alive and they are trying
to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at officer gerardo hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention of nwo which warns of a totalitarian one-world government. he sent a message to his family back in new jersey just before the rampage. his father was so worried, he asked to call l.a. authorities. >> he called my cell phone back. he said to me that i can't believe what i'm saying on tv. is this true? is this my
spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are enco
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